The orchestra, founded 17 years ago, has had to perform many times on the world’s biggest stages in Europe, Asia, and the USA. Such personalities as the Dalai Lama, Pope Francis, and Queen Sonja of Norway have listened to their performance.
NICO artists are laureates of many international and republican competitions, and the music of the group’s artistic director G. Gelgotas plays at prestigious European festivals. His work is based on the aesthetics of minimalism, and modern, multi-stylistic influences, combining the beauty of an ascetic melody with an infectious rhythmic beginning. Music critics pay attention to the breadth, depth, freedom, courage, and, most importantly, the openness of Gelgotas’ creative views.
For original, innovative artistic expression, the emotional suggestion of creation, and making sense of the diversity of music, passing on one’s experience to the young musicians, promoting Lithuanian professional music in the world in 2020. The creator was awarded the highest Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania award, “Carry your light and believe.”